Students receive practical experience and better options after graduation. Even ECTS credits!
Start-ups receive easily accessible technological advice from a group of students. For free!
''I went through a fascinating and instructive process with TechStart. Because of the interactive collaboration with the start-up, we could come up with a lot of creative technical solutions for their problems!''
''I would advise each student to perform as much extracurricular activities as possible. Try to pick up additional experience next to the courses. Joining a TechStart project is an ideal opportunity!''
''Do you want to explore new horizons? Apply for TechStart! The combination of student and entrepreneur make a motivated team, going for lasting impact.''
''As a startup you have to make a lot of choices on what you can do and what you don't have time for. Techstart allowed us to investigate an idea that we had parked due to time constraints. The collaboration with the students was a very effective way to understand the road ahead. At the end of the project we had a very good overview of different implementation options and the challenges associated with them.''
''It was a great experience to introduce a group of ambitious students to my field of research and help them deliver a prototype that solves a business problem of a starting company. Throughout the project I learned to find a balance between letting them work independently and following up closely on their progress. Also the close contact with the start-up proved to be broadening and a good exercise in communication skills.''
''Meeting aspiring start-ups, pitching projects for packed auditoria, interviewing project candidates and meeting with entrepreneurial professors are all part of running Techstart. In the end, I believe that not only the students, start-ups and PhD students gain from Techstart, but also the organizers by running in fact their own start-up.''